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on everyone's mind, why. let's listen to steve and then the president. >> well, the main thing is i just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you because i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration and a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> there's no political tea leaves to be read here? >> we don't have any tea. we've got some water here, the best i can tell. >> joy, that was a fairly lame response. we don't have any tea here by the sgecretary of state. this is the biggest set of jobs, first lady, united states of new york, secretary of state, the great he is appointed position on the planet. she's given it up, as he said last night, very importantly i thought, i would like you to stay. it was her decision to walk after four years. he could have stayed for eight or at least a lot more than she stayed. what does it mean to you -- i don't think that was a gold watch ceremony last
by this saying president obama's idea. he then asked the question on everyone's mind, why? let's listen to steve and then the president. >> if main thing is i just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states this country has ever had. and a lot of the successes we've had international ly. >> joy, that was a fairly labored response. we toent have any tea. . >> she could have stayed for eight. what does it mean to you that the president gave her? i don't think that was a gold watch ceremony last night. i think that was a poor tent. a statement. >> i think it was an attempt by the president to bestow a little favor on hillary clinton. joe biden, who a lot of people also believe really wants to run. and i think he's been sending a lot of signals out there that he's very much interested in getting excited. he's got a lot of big assignments and has gotten a lot of favor from the president of the president of the united states. i think is tiching it a little bit in hillary's favor. the job she ended uptaking was a lot higher p
the recent election. with the republicans going to monkey around with the electoral college to win? steve mcmahon is a democratic strategy exist robert costa is washington editor for the renowned "national review." steve, let's talk politics. and i hope you can do this honestly. i don't know what your current constituency is or who you have to work with but it seems to me there's a national con sense u. right, left and center at least right and center on doing something on background checks. people with mental, emotional problems, with criminal records should not get a gun, at least in a formal transaction, where you can stop it. i'm not sure we're ready to go for the assault weapons ban again because of the opposition by the nra and gun owners of america, whatever they're called. your thoughts. >> well, i think this is where the rubber meets the road. if you're a democrat and you're from one of those purple states where elections are very close all the time, this is a very tough vote for you. but frankly, it's why you're a democrat. i mean, there are -- there is widespread agreement on back
to monkey around with the electoral question in order robert cost and steve, let's talk politics. i don't know what your current constituency is or who you have to work with, but it seems to me there's a national consensus on doing something on background checks. people with mental, emotional problems, with criminal records should not get a gun, at least in a formal transaction where you can stop it. i'm not sure we're ready to go for the assault weapons ban again because of the opposition by the nra and the gun owners of america or whatever it's called. your thoughts? >> i think this is where the rubber meets the road. if you're the democrat and you're from one of those purple states, this is a very tough vote for you. but, frankly, it's why you're a democrat. there is widespread agreement on background checks. there's widespread agreement on these magazines that can hold up to a hundred rounds. and the assault weapons ban is where it gets kind of tough for democrats. but i think those democrats who don't want to vote for an assault weapons ban might find a tea party on the left, a pri
, and if so, will they respond in tehran? richard engel is nbc's chief correspondent, and steve clemons is the editor-at-large for "the atlantic." richard, it's great to have you with us safe and sound. let me ask you about that. i had a sense as a political observer that the president was talking directly to the mullahs, to the people over there who really have the power, saying, look, maybe we can avoid a war, avoid a bombing campaign by us or israel if we can talk away from this weaponization of nuclear arms over there. how did you read it? what happened over there? >> i think he was talking to a lot of different audiences, and he was saying that i'm different than the previous administration. i'm not president bush. a lot of people around the world still remember the united states, even though there's been four years of a barack obama presidency, for the wars in iraq and the wars in afghanistan and military interventions and the drone policy, and he was trying to say we can work peacefully. we have to build on the peacemakers, and i think that is a message that will be received by p
there is any sort of national movement. >> will more republicans come to their senses? we'll see. steve carin neki is the host of the cycle every afternoon, and the vice president for policy and advocacy at the naacp. mr. shelton, thank you for this. when you first heard about this, what did it smell like to you? what was your sense of why people would be doing this kind of thing, breaking up the states in the electoral college, having them vote so the rural areas would have more cloet. what did smell when you saw? >> to try to undercut the process, to try to win elections regardless of the process. in a time when we should be moving as a nation to make sure more democratic in the process, that more americans can participate, to make sure that the outcome of our elections are consistent with the popular decisions made by those going to the polls, we had this move to undercut all of that. it's a big problem. and it really stinks in so many ways. >> that's what i think. just talking about the state i grew up in pennsylvania where you have a large minority population in philadelphia. it's not al
to their senses. we'll see. steve and hillary shlton, senior vice president for policy and advocacy at the naacp. when you first heard about this, what did it smell like to you? what was your sense of why people would be doing this kind of thing? breaking up the states by electoral college so that the rural states would have more clout. what did you smell? >> it seemed like a real fraudulent approach to try to undercut the process. at a time when we should be moving as a nation to make sure we're more democratic in the process so more americans can participate, to make sure that the outcome of our elections are consistent with the popular decisions made by those going to the polls. we have this move to undercut all of that. it's a big problem and it really stinks in so many ways. >> that's what i think. just talking about the state i grew up, in pennsylvania, where you have a large minority population in philadelphia. it's not all black, it's half and half. but the fact is, that's where the democratic race is. and you've got an 85% turn out for president obama. basically, all of those votes woul
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